Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:00 pm ·  0 Comments
It’s never been as exciting to work for Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) as it is today. We will be celebrating the groundbreaking for the Milton District Hospital Expansion in June, recently completed an expansion of Georgetown Hospital and anticipate the opening of our new Oakville hospital this December.
The 1.6 million square foot state-of-the-art New Oakville Hospital with its new and enhanced services will require more physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers so bolstering our workforce is key.
“Our people are our most valuable resource. There has been a lot of focus on the new Oakville facility, but it is the dedication and expertise of our people that will transform the building into the caring and compassionate hospital for which we are known,” explains Sharon Norris, HHS Vice President, Human Resources Planning and Organizational Development. “That’s why we have developed a comprehensive Workforce Planning Strategy – one that provides a solid foundation to support and execute effective recruitment, retention and capacity building efforts. It will ensure that we have the right talent in the right roles at the right time so that we can provide exemplary care for our patients and community.”
“We are now in great shape staffing up for the New Oakville Hospital,” continues Mrs. Norris. “We are honoured to have some of the best of the best expressing interest in joining our team.”
“We’ve had an overwhelming response to both our job fairs and our volunteer fairs to-date. Thank you, it’s great to see so much interest in our organization. This will help ensure that we will have the workforce and the expertise we need to provide our patients with the highest quality of care at the New Oakville Hospital,” concludes Ms. Do Rosario.
“But recruitment is only half of the equation,” explains Elaine Do Rosario, HHS Manager, Talent Solutions. “We are focused on establishing ourselves as a workplace of choice by continuously improving our workplace culture. Our long-term goal is retention and securing a stable, progressive and engaged workforce.”
HHS employees receive robust orientation and training, and work in an environment of continuous learning with many career development opportunities and an extensive recognition program that rewards performance.
“We support our people with professional development and mentoring to ensure they feel engaged and part of the team,” continues Ms. Do Rosario. “We also promote a healthy work-life balance through an innovative wellness program that includes fitness facilities.”
But the opportunities aren’t only for employees. There are many ways people can give their time and talents to Halton Healthcare.
“The New Oakville Hospital opens up a host of exciting volunteer positions,” says Carole Daniels, HHS Volunteer Manager. “For example, we will need more volunteers to host the information desks located at each main entrance and to provide way-finding services and patient transport at the new facility. We are also recruiting volunteers for a variety of other positions, including leadership and fundraising. Whether our volunteers choose to work in direct patient care or behind-the-scenes, they are instrumental in helping us enhance the patient experience at our hospitals. I invite anyone interested in volunteering to apply online at www.haltonhealthcare.com.”
We have also had a great response from a wide range of highly qualified physicians. We are very fortunate to be able to choose from such outstanding candidates and look forward to the expertise they will bring to our professional staff.
To learn more about opportunities for Physicians at the New Oakville Hospital, please check out the Physician Recruitment page under Career Opportunities on our Halton Healthcare website. Please contact the Medical Staff Office if you are looking for more information or are interested in working at the New Oakville Hospital or one of the other HHS hospitals.
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